Yunnan Discovery
Duration :9 Days/8 Nights
Price From : $3,030 per person
Highlights :

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La


Far away Yunnan in the southwest corner of China is a most beautiful and colourful region of China. Along the way, you will visit such amazing topographical wonders as the Lake Erhai, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the remarkable Tiger Leaping Gorge. Ordinary life will open to you through visits to flower and bird markets, visits to parks where locals congregate, and observation of the many different minority peoples and their customs.

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Arrive Kunming

Beginning in Kunming, which has come to be known as the City of Perpetual Spring.




Fly to Dali, a 600-year-old walled town picturesquely situated on the edge of Erhai Lake at the foot of the dramatic Cangshan Range. The Dali region is the home of the Bai minority and you will visit Xizhou village and experience Bai life first hand with a visit to Xizhou market. Take a boat trip across the Erhai Lake affording wonderful views of the mountains and including a visit to one of the lakeside village.




By road you travel through the mountains to Lijiang, visiting Shibaoshan en route. Lijiang, lying at 7,874 feet at the foot of the imposing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. This region is the home of the Naxi people, descendants of Tibetan nomads, and the old part of Lijiang, criss-crossed with cobbled streets, canals and bridges, is now a World Heritage area.

Crowne Plaza Lijiang




Ascend the stunning Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, with time for exploration on foot. There will also be a visit to Yuhu Village to see examples of authentic ethnic cultures. Visit to the old town of Lijiang, and visit the Mu mansion, and the Black Dragon Pool Park.

Crowne Plaza Lijiang




You experience a spectacular, all day drive alongside the Yangtze to Shangri-La. On the way you visit the awesome Tiger Leaping Gorge. With a drop of 12,795 feet it is said to be the world’s deepest gorge. In Shangri-La, private day trip to Sungtzeling Monastery, a Tibetan village and the old quarter of Zhongdian.



Depart Shangri-La

You transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Tour Name :Yunnan Discovery

Tour Type : Private

Duration : 9 Days/8 Nights

Tour price per person

Departures Between        Twin Share                 Single Supplement Solo Traveler              
Oct 08-Oct 31 2016 $3,195 $955 $6,250
Nov 01-Nov 15 2016 $3,170 $930 $6,195
Nov 16-Nov 30 2016 $3,170 $930 $6,195
Dec 01-Dec 31 2016 $3,030 $905 $6,030
Jan 01-Feb 28 2017 $3,030 $905 $6,030
Mar 01-Mar 30 2017 $3,140 $905 $6,140
Mar 31-Apr 27 2017 $3,170 $930 $6,195
Apr 28-May 31 2017 $3,195 $955 $6,250
Jun 01-Jun 29 2017 $3,280 $1,025 $6,415
Jun 30-Aug 03 2017 $3,280 $1,025 $6,415
Aug 04-Aug 31 2017 $3,280 $1,025 $6,415
Sep 01-Sep 28 2017 $3,195 $955 $6,250


What's included in the cost

All accommodation, private transportation, the services of an exceptional local guide are included in the price of private tours. Please see below for all other inclusions relevant to this itinerary.

  • Domestic economy class flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary. (Surcharge for domestic business class flights is available, upon request.)
  • Breakfast daily, and 1 lunch.
  • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Comfortable private transportation with driver.
  • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
  • Airport meet and greet service.
  • Arrival and departure transfer.


Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities


Additional Information

Please call toll free 800 475 1569 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in USD ($) based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. 

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